See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Grand Rapids area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
June 17-19, 2016, FRI: 2nd Annual White Party/ meet and greet opportunities with entertainers. SAT: 11am - Noon– Hand in Hand, Downtown + noon - 6pm– Grand Rapids Pride Festival Street Fair + 6pm - Midnight FIRST ANNUAL Grand Rapids Pride Concert on The Calder with VIP area and entertainers. SUN: Pride Family Concert on The Calder.
June 24-25, 2016. Film screenings FRIDAY: Prodigal Sons (7pm) at Park Theatre, 248 South River. SATURDAY: Matthew Shepard is a friend of mine (11am) + La Mission (4pm) + The Imitation Game (7pm) at the Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W 9th St.
July 8-10, 2016 at Campit Outdoor Resort, 6635 118th Ave, Fennville, MI. Campit Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest, Country Dance Fly-In and line dance lessons; steak BBQ cookout, Western Omelet Brunch, Ho' Down Dance Party. Also pool, water vollyball and games, campfires in 23 acres of lovely landscape, with ponds and nature trails.
August 12-28, 2016, Saugatuck Center for the Arts. In Armadillo Acres, the most exclusive mobile home community in Stark, Florida, mullets, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancies and mud flaps reign supreme. Pippi, a new tenant stripper on the run, is wreaking havoc on the AstroTurf, coming between the Dr Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and Norbert her toll-collector husband.
August 12-14, 2016 at Campit Outdoor Resort, Saugatuck. Friday-Sunday events include: Leather Bar Party, Mr Campit Leather Contest and Dance, Fetish and Kink Demos and Seminars, Victory Dance, and Tribal Burning Tree Ceremony, Afterhours at the pool.
August 26-27, 2016. FRI White Party, Lansing; Showtime. SAT Rally/Festival at Capitol Steps -thousands celebrate diversity of the LGBTQ community. See website for 2016 details and more year-round events. See facebook for March to Capitol Steps, in Lansing.
September 21 - October 9, 2016. International non-profit art competition with more than 1,500 works at nearly 200 venues across Grand Rapids. The best pieces from past years can be seen all around the city in parks, restaurants and other public spaces. Also film screenings, music and theater performances, and more.
September 23-25, 2016. Leather contests at The Dunes Resort, cocktail parties, pool cook-outs, vendors, workshops, afterhours, T-dance.
Early June, 2017 (TBC), Three-day annual celebration of the arts, entertainment, performances, food; six stages with music of all types, dance, theatre, and more; poetry, films, storytelling, and lots of art activities along Ottawa Avenue. All performances and activities are free.